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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had some harsh comments toward Chael Sonnen following Sonnen's UFC 148 loss to Anderson Silva. The comments he made to MMA Elite were in part a response to some of the comments Sonnen has levied his way in the past, but it once again brought about more from "The American Gangster."
Sonnen served as a guest analyst on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight" program, and in typical Sonnen fashion he addressed what Jackson said about him.
"Rampage has one fight left in the UFC and he isn't fighting me," Sonnen said. "I give you that answer because I am sitting here wearing my fancy suit, with an ear piece on and I have been branded an analyst on the number one UFC show on TV today."
He wouldn't stop there, however, as he had a more scathing, "non-analyst" take on the situation as well.
"But if you had asked me outside, in my kingdom and I was wearing my sponsor's shirt, I would have told him that he should stick to violating female reporters," Sonnen said. "He should stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way on the freeway ramped up on Mountain Dew, because he's not on my level. But, you didn't ask me outside, you asked me inside. So let's keep this professional, I don't want to get that message out there."
Penick's Analysis: Jackson hasn't made himself many friends as of late, and though Sonnen isn't exactly the shining example of wholesome himself, it doesn't make his comments bite any less. Now, if Sonnen does decide to move to light heavyweight, and Rampage doesn't leave the UFC after his fight with Glover Teixeira, there could be a fight to be had for the UFC. As it stands it will remain a petty back and forth between two fighters who simply don't like each other.
[Chael Sonnen art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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